|Royal Palace of Aranjuez|
|Native name |
Spanish: Palacio Real de Aranjuez
|Architect||Juan Bautista de Toledo, Juan de Herrera|
|Official name: Aranjuez Cultural Landscape|
|Designated||2001 (25th session)|
|Region||Europe and North America|
|Official name: Palacio Real de Aranjuez|
The Royal Palace of Aranjuez (Spanish: Palacio Real de Aranjuez) is one of the places the King of Spain lives. It is in the town of Aranjuez, Community of Madrid, Spain. The palace is open to the public as one of the Spanish royal sites.
It was originally the site of a medieval hunting lodge. Philip II built it as a modest summer palace. The palace was designed by Juan Bautista de Toledo and Juan de Herrera who also designed El Escorial. Later kings kept adding to it. It was completed during the reign of Ferdinand VI in the mid-18th century. Charles III added two wings to it. By that time the palace had over 300 rooms.
Gallery[change | change source]
Royal Palace of Aranjuez.
Back facade of Casa del Labrador.
A room of the palace.
Detail of the interior.
Narcissus Fountain in the Prince's Garden.
Chinese Kiosks of the Prince's Garden.
In the Palace garden.
References[change | change source]
- Database of protected buildings (movable and non-movable) of the Ministry of Culture of Spain. (in Spanish)
- Josephine Quintero; Mary-Ann Gallagher, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Spain (London: DK Pub., 2011), p. 333
- Anthony Ham, Lonely Planet Madrid (Footscray, Vic.; London: Lonely Planet, 2010), p. 246
- "Lista de 100 finalistas de Nuestros 12 Tesoros de España". Sobreturismo.es. 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2014-10-06.